On February 24, 2013, Pamela Geller accepted the "Queen Esther Award for Jewish Heroism" given to her by the Creative Zionist Coalition at the Shangri La Hotel in Santa Monica.
The following is a text of the introduction given by Paul Schnee:
I'm reminded of the class of 4th graders who were given, as an art class assignment, the task of drawing any famous person from history. As the teacher walked around looking at their progress she came across Sally. "Whose picture are you drawing, Sally?" She asked. Sally replied, "I'm drawing a picture of God". "But nobody knows what God looks like", said the teacher. "Well, they will in a minute", replied Sally. In a minute, Ladies & Gentlemen, you will know why Pamela Geller is receiving the Queen Esther Award.
It has been said that it's not the size of the dog in the fight which counts but the size of the fight in the dog. It therefore goes without saying that the generals who said women would be useless in combat have never met Pamela Geller.
Pamela Geller is the president of the American Freedom Defense Initiative, author of The Post American President, The Obama Administration's War on America and Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the Resistance. She also publishes
the popular and informative website AtlasShrugs.com. She has often appeared on national television and led the opposition to the construction of the Mosque at Ground Zero.
Most recently she gained national attention with the anti-Jihad advertisements she placed on the N.Y. Metro, and on the sides of buses in N.Y., San Francisco, Seattle and Chicago which declared: "In any war between the civilized man and the savage support the civilized man....Support Israel—Defeat Jihad".
Ms. Geller has been in the fore-front of the vanguard warning about the sick relativism which permits Western liberals to regard "honor killings, and female genital mutilation as expressions of cultural diversity.
It is with activities of this sort that Pamela Geller has become one of the bête noirs of the Southern Poverty Law Center an organization, it seems, which rarely makes its decisions without the benefit of alcohol!
For all of these reasons and accomplishments we are delighted to award Pamela Geller the Queen Esther Award for Jewish Heroism. Will you please welcome our very own Jewish Joan of Arc, Ms. Pamela Geller.